Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

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    I have that exact jacket. Soft but thick leather, very well made. I have been thinking of selling it if anyone is interested. New condition, 42 US.
     


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    What size do you wear in other clothes?
    How does the 42 fit? Any pics/measurments?
     


  5. Tck13

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    Most cheap textile jackets have a polyurethane coating which exponentially speeds up the melting of the fabric into the skin. Better textile doesn't have this. Textile can be just as good as leather, but leather is still predominantly worn by pro riders / racers.



    A couple of safety websites with some info for the OP:

    Link to article

    This one should open up a PDF file
     
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    Xhale12 Senior member

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    I live in Los Angeles, so no.

    How do you like the jacket?

     


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    It was a nice jacket / great looking but not good for cold weather or rain.
     
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    I have this Kevlar jacket for hot Texas summers. http://www.motoport.com/index.php?option=com_redshop&view=product&pid=15&cid=27&Itemid=22 Other than leather, Kevlar is the only other material approved for road racing. I added some decoration to my jacket.
     


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    I wonder if the Swrve Cordura Jeans would be any good? They have a regular and a skinny fit.

    They are designed for cycling so the cut would be good for sitting on a motorcycle as well. The back rise is higher than usual to keep everything covered when you are leaned forward and they have a gusseted crotch and articulated knees. They have a bit of stretch which is :-/ but the cordura is the real key.

    It says that the nylon cotton blend that cordura uses to make the fabric is 4X as abrasion resistant as 13.75oz denim. I read a little bit about the martingale abrasion testing they refer to and I don't really know how much it would really apply to a crash (it seems to be more about slow continuous abrasion like you get on the crotch of your pants when you pedal a bike) but they look pretty good and have got to be better than normal jeans.

    Also, I have seen it written places that raw denim fails at heavy crash-style abrasion...its too stiff and on softened and just opens right up. Jeans that have been washed a few times apparently provide better protection.
     
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    I don't know anything about motorcycles.. but what is the reputation of BMW bikes?
     


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    Excellent. High quality bikes with a long history.
     


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    So, the same reputation as BMW automobiles, then?
     


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    Yes. BTW, they've been making motorcycles longer than cars.
     


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    Gotcha. I'm starting to develop an interest in motorcycles.. but knowing how I'm a speed freak.. I think it'd only be a matter of time until something bad happens.

    One of my roommates was an EMT and he said riding bikes really is just a game of waiting until you crash.
     


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    How did you get that put on your jacket? Airbrushed?

    Motoport was what I was considering for my next outfit instead of leather. Have you tried the one piece suits and how comfortable is your jacket? I like Aerostitch as well.
     
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